Burgess Harrison | Aug 3
Healthcare Disparity is Real(ly bad)
The issue of disparity in healthcare is beginning to be addressed in the US. This article highlights efforts by the American Medical Association. The following is from the AMA:
The American Medical Association (AMA) encourages physicians to examine their own practices to ensure equality in medical care.
Research on eliminating health care inequalities
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) performed an assessment on the differences in the kinds and quality of health care received by U.S. racial and ethnic minorities and nonminorities.
The IOM report found that:
“START WHERE YOU ARE, USE WHAT YOU HAVE,
DO WHAT YOU CAN”
- ARTHUR ASHE